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Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Exposure

MTBE exposure can occur in a number of ways; but there have been incidents where it has contaminated water supplies. One such spillage occurred at an air base in East Anglia.

How Does it Happen?

Where MTBE finds its way into drinking water sources, it is often due to negligent fuel handling. Where a spill occurs and people are affected, the company responsible for its transportation will be liable. Unfortunately, MTBE is difficult to detect, save for its minty aroma at higher concentrations.

What if I’ve Fallen Ill as a Result?

If you’ve fallen ill after ingesting MTBE, either through drinking water, or fuel exposure, you could be eligible to make an MTBE compensation claim. You will need to seek legal advice quickly however, as we will need to work hard to identify potential exposure sources, and any spillages that coincide with your exposure. Where a link can be established, we can begin to build a compelling case to compensate you for any suffering sustained.

Incidents of high level exposure to MTBE are rare, and so there are no known characteristic symptoms, although high levels of inhalation have caused harmful effects in rats, cancerous and non-cancerous.

Our Hazardous Substances Experience

Our expert solicitors can assess your position quickly, determining whether or not you have a valid claim. If we find that a third party has been negligent in their responsibilities to protect you from MTBE exposure, we can investigate. We will meticulously examine every aspect of your situation, from assessing health and safety practices, to examining medical records. In doing this we can collect all evidence required to build a compelling case.

All employers who deal with hazardous substances are required to work by “The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations” or COSHH for short. If an employer has failed in their duty to protect staff from MTBE exposure, they may be liable.

As part of our investigation we will assess the present impact on your health and your life, examining any possible long-term consequences, whether physical, emotional, or financial; so that we can assess any future needs or expenses. By working in this way we can work to acquire a compensation award that fairly reflects the damage and undue suffering you have had to bear.

Next Steps

We pride ourselves on our provision of first-class legal advice and support. Our team of expert solicitors have a wealth of expertise, and knowledge, that you will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. For free, expert advice on pursuing an MTBE compensation claim, speak to us today.

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